Priyanshi, who has just turned two and a half today, was beautifully dressed up in a pink frilly frock by Sukriti, her Mum; for her first day in Playschool. She bought her beautiful frantic velvet pink colour nursery bag with elephant face design,a Doraemon water bottle of bluish purple colour,a lovely kitty tiffin box and a yellow banana box,as she was fond of eating yummy bananas so much!
Sukriti got up early in the morning and prepared vegetable cutlets to pack in Priyanshi’s tiffin box.She was feeling a bit nervous, as Priyanshi was the only child in 10years of her marriage.Shashank cuddled her kiddo in his arms and made her sit on the front seat of his car, and Sukriti headed towards the backseat holding her bag and water bottle .
It was a 15 minutes drive to school from home and here they reached. Sukriti embraced and uplifted Priyanshi in her arms and walked towards the School gate, while Shashank followed them after the car park.
Good Morning!! wished a teacher on duty at the school gate,dressed up smartly in black and white formals with a lovely floral scarf around the neck. Slowly and gradually ,Priyanshi’s facial expressions started changing as she came to know that from here she will be carried alone to her classroom. Inspite of the smiling faces of teachers holding candies and toys to cheer her up, Priyanshi started crying hysterically and shouted repeatedly, “mumma muje school nai Jana “.
Ms.Pomila, the teacher at the gate requested the couple politely to leave, with assurance to give every possible care to the child in school. This was the toughest time in Sukriti’s life, when for the first time she was departing from her ” Jigar ka tukra”.
Hiding the tears from her eyes, Sukriti looked towards madam Principal, who was also standing out for welcoming the kids. Ma’am came close to her and extending a heart warming smile she said, don’t worry, we are there for her. She ‘ll be fine soon. Knodding his head , Shashank said Thankyou, and we returned home.
By the time we reached home, it was 9.30am. Shashank had also taken an off from his office. The minutes seemed turning into hours. He took a newspaper in his hand and started turning the pages unread.Finally as the clock rung 12, both of them ran towards the door, locking it in a hurry, rushing towards the car.
The moment we reached the school gate, there stood Priyanshi holding Ms.Pomila’s finger, along with other students and teachers. She shouted,”mumma,mumma,Maine sara banana kha liya,danci danci bhi ki aur mam ne muje balloon bhi diya.”
Taking the life’s most contented breath, Sukriti hugged and kissed her madly.
“Thank God” she murmured. Happily she sai d”Priyanshi ma’am ko bye karo……”
Author’s note-First day of a tiny tot in school is challenging for both Parents and kids. We can overcome this anxiety a bit, by choosing a right school for our child. Hope this article correlates to you and takes you mums back to the memory lane of your child’s first day in school. Wishing you all a happy parenting!
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